Where We're Going

The MOMS Partnership® Is Growing!

We have been delighted and humbled to receive significant interest from government leaders to bring the results of the MOMS Partnership® to other communities across the country.

For public health leaders, implementing the MOMS Partnership can be a way to help moms and children achieve new levels of mental and physical wellbeing.

For Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) systems, implementing the MOMS Partnership can be a way to address mental health barriers to completing a training program or getting and holding a job.

For child welfare agencies, implementing the MOMS Partnership can be a way to ensure parents have more of the supports they need to raise children in healthy, safe homes.

For superintendents and principals, implementing the MOMS Partnership can be a way to even increase school attendance among children of caregivers struggling with depression.

Whatever the motivation, these leaders believe, as we do, that amazing things can happen when we partner with women, meeting them where they are, to advance family mental health as a pathway to economic and social mobility.

Setting forth on this common ground, and fueled by the generosity of philanthropic supporters, Elevate – a policy lab to elevate mental health and disrupt poverty – at Yale School of Medicine is currently embarking to implement the MOMS Partnership in collaboration with government agencies in five new sites, with service delivery to begin in all by Fall 2020. These will serve as five proof points of scalability, through which we aim to not serve 5,000 women but rather achieve relief from depressive symptoms for 5,000 women in five years.

2018 MOMS Partnership® Orientation

A large number 5 is shown on the left. To the right is a flag icon and the words “5 sites.” Underneath the flag is a calendar icon and the words “5 years.” Below the calendar is an icon of a parent with a small child and the words “relief for 5 thousand.”

In partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Mathematica, Elevate held a MOMS Partnership Orientation on February 21-22, 2018 in Washington, D.C., gathering leaders from TANF and other public systems from several communities across the country. The event provided a deeper dive to help these leaders assess whether replicating the MOMS Partnership would be the right fit at this time. Photos from this convening are on the left.

DC MOMS Partnership℠

We are pleased to announce an official collaboration with the DC Department of Human Services to replicate MOMS through the DC welfare (TANF) program. Women in the District have been able to participate in MOMS’ services starting in April 2019.

In the lead up to the launch of services through the DC MOMS Partnership℠, Elevate joined our partners at the DC Department of Human Services – the sponsor of DC MOMS -- for four days of training in January 2019. The training offered a deep dive into the curriculum of the MOMS Stress Management intervention, the crucial role of the MOMS Community Mental Health Ambassador, the world of data collection, and the topic of infant and child mental health, as well as the chance for a group visit to the sites that will serve as hubs for the DC MOMS Partnership℠. Check out a snapshot from our time together during the training at one of these DC MOMS hub sites on the left of the page.

Vermont MOMS Partnership℠

We are pleased to announce an official partnership with Vermont Reach Up — the state’s TANF program — to launch a Vermont MOMS program in early 2020.

Reach Up joins families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances and reach their goals, sharing in MOMS’ commitment to partnering with the women we serve.

KY MOMS Partnership℠

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, and the Kentucky Center for Statistics to launch a KY MOMS program in 2020.

This cross-agency collaboration will work to enhance the mental health of Kentucky mothers, helping lift families to opportunity and supporting generations to succeed.

Bridgeport MOMS Partnership℠

We are incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with community partners in Bridgeport, CT to launch a Bridgeport MOMS program in 2020.

Out of a commitment to respecting and engaging the many differences of each community, Elevate begins every new MOMS Partnership by asking local mothers what their goals and needs are so that we can better tailor our programs. We just finished that process in Bridgeport in collaboration with community partners. The Bridgeport MOMS Goals and Needs Assessment (GNA) report highlights data from 135 eligible mothers in the community. An overview of the GNA report for Bridgeport can be found here and the full report here.

Other Sites

We are actively working towards scaling the MOMS Partnership with and to New York City.

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MOMS Partnership members train at a DC MOMS hub site.